Defining Drug Distribution in Boston: Crime and Penalties

In Massachusetts, the possession of a controlled substance is a crime. However, even more serious than the crime of possession of a controlled substance is the crime of distributing or intending to distribute a controlled substance. If you have been charged with a drug distribution crime in Boston, our Boston criminal defense lawyer at The Law Office of Paul R. … Read More

Is Sexting a Crime in Salem, Massachusetts?

Data provided by the Pew Research Center shows that a whopping 95 percent of Americans now own a cellphone of some kind, and that the percentage of Americans who own a smartphone is 77 percent. Which means that in 2019, the ability to take and send a photo with a phone in a matter of seconds is nearly ubiquitous. While … Read More

Charged with a DUI in Boston as a Commercial Driver – What’s Next?

Due to the nature of the work, commercial drivers in Boston and throughout the state of Massachusetts are held to a higher standard than are regular drivers. In fact, not only are the requirements for receiving a commercial driver’s license more stringent, but commercial drivers can face more serious penalties if they break the law. If you’re a commercial driver … Read More

What Are My Rights if I’m Arrested for Selling Drugs in Worcester?

Being charged with a drug crime can be a terrifying experience, especially because a conviction for a drug crime in Massachusetts can have serious penalties. The penalties become even more severe if the crime is not a mere possession crime, but a distribution crime, and if the amounts of drugs involved are large. If you are arrested and charged with … Read More

Top 3 DUI Defenses

Being charged with a DUI could mean jail time, a suspension of your license, community service, a large fine, and various other consequences. Which is why if you’re facing DUI charges in Worcester, understanding the potential defense options available to you–and how to build your case to protect your best interests–is of critical importance. Here are three of the most … Read More

What Does the Prosecution Have to Prove in Order to Secure a Conviction?

Being charged with a crime can be terrifying. However, it’s important to remember that you have the right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty. What’s more, you do not have the burden to prove your innocence; rather, the prosecution is tasked with proving your guilt. If you have been charged with a crime in Boston, consider the following about … Read More

Steps to Take if You’ve Been Falsely Accused of a Crime

Every year, there are millions of people who are arrested on criminal charges throughout the United States. And while many of these people are indeed guilty of the crimes with which they’ve been charged, some people are arrested, charged, and even convicted based on false allegations and specious evidence. If you have been falsely accused of a crime in Massachusetts, … Read More

Can I Plead Insanity to Escape Criminal Charges?

If you’ve watched a lot of courtrooms dramas, you’ve no doubt encountered a scene in which charges against a defendant accused of a crime–typically a rather heinous one–are dropped on the basis that the defendant is insane. However, the way that the insanity defense works in actual, real-world criminal cases is much different than how TV portrays it. Consider the … Read More